The Foundation is concerned about life on earth, the well-being and maintenance of the variety of living organisms and their living environment. Human beings play a crucial role as actor and factor in biodiversity. They see people as instrumental in mitigating the pressures of global change on the living environment and biodiversity.
They make small grants available to finance direct actions on species, ecosystem, and community managed nature protection that lead to change in policy and practice.
They promote knowledge into the causes of threats and pressures on nature, in order to generate concrete actions that halt, counteract or mitigate these causes;
They strive to influence and collaborate with governmental, non-governmental organisations, communities, individuals, and other relevant stakeholders for the sake of the conservation of nature.
For CSOs who wish to apply, it is suggested to be contacted with Van Tienhoven Foundation's regarding the eligibility of Turkey.